"GeoHot" trades unlocked iPhone for ...

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  1. phungy macrumors 68020

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    three 8GB locked iPhones and a Nissan 350Z. Read it on his blog.
     
  2. IDANNY macrumors 6502a

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    haha good for him
     
  3. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Dang. I can't believe someone has that much disposable income to trade a 350z for an unlocked iPhone. The guy who use to own the 350z could've sold it, and paid someone 1/2 the cost of his car to unlock a brand new one for him. Hell, maybe even less.
     
  4. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Well from the 350z's owners site it sounds more like it just wasn't for the unlocked iPhone but to hire the kid down the road.
     
  5. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, the dude got completelly ripped off.
    Trade a $25,000+ car for a $600 phone
    Great move dude :D
     
  6. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    It wasn't just for the phone :D
     
  7. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting, so what was the whole deal like?
    Cause it sounds like he just traded a cellphone for a car.
     
  8. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Louisville, KY - Certicell announces that it has secured the winning bid for the curious iPhone that has been famously unlocked from the AT&T network by wiz kid George Hotz. In addition, Certicell announces that it has entered into a consulting arrangement with Mr. Hotz to explore additional engineering solutions for cellular handsets.

    During the summer Mr. Hotz developed a process for untethering the iPhone from the AT&T network, to which Apple and AT&T have an exclusive distribution agreement. This process allows the iPhone to work on other GSM compatible networks such as T-Mobile. More important, these phones can be used in Europe where cellular networks are extensively GSM. Along with receiving the famous phone, Certicell has entered into a consulting agreement with Mr. Hotz in order to train its staff on the unlocking process and provide technical support to solve other handset software issues.

    According to Mr. Terry Daidone, co-founder of Certicell, "We do not have any plans on the table right now to commercialize Mr. Hotz' discovery. However, we are keenly interested in having Mr. Hotz assist our engineers in developing solutions to other software related challenges including software updating, reflashing and memory elimination of repaired and or refurbished cellular handsets".

    http://www.certicellusa.com/iphone/
     
  9. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, so they want to mass hack the iphones and resell them in the open market as unlocked phones kinda?
    Not a bad idea if they can avoid lawsuits.
     
  10. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    According to Mr. Terry Daidone, co-founder of Certicell, "We do not have any plans on the table right now to commercialize Mr. Hotz' discovery. However, we are keenly interested in having Mr. Hotz assist our engineers in developing solutions to other software related challenges including software updating, reflashing and memory elimination of repaired and or refurbished cellular handsets".


    Sounds like they have some other plans for him.
     
  11. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    Good on the boy, now he will have 3 unlocked iPhones and a sweet set of wheels.

    Although if it was me I would have asked for a mint 1996 Corrado VR6 Storm in midnight blue with less than 30000 on the clock, now that would be worth an unlocked iPhone!!! :D
     
  12. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    kinda bizzarre. It's obvious they weren't after the iPhone hack, since that is sure to drown in a legal hurricane sooner rather than later.
     
  13. mikeheenan macrumors 6502

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    Also the publicity gained from the deal for the cell phone company is priceless actually... the car and 3 phones are pennies compared to what it'd cost for advertising in major newspapers, online, etc, and here they get mentioned for free really.
     

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